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The Dentist Comes To School

by Christopher Peak | Oct 31, 2018 1:45 pm | Comments (4)

Christopher Peak PhotoTracey Oberg applied a mint-flavored fluoride to the surface of 9-year-old Nashelley’s chompers, strengthening the hard enamel against the sticky layer of bacteria that causes tooth decay. She then swabbed a plastic protective sealant over the back molars. Nashelley said it tasted “kinda spicy.” Oberg sent the fourth-grader back to class in less than 20 minutes.

Compare that to average dental visit, which causes students to miss an estimated two hours of class.

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